Archinect - News 2016-02-14T03:15:27-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147805300/why-a-house-in-manhattan-beach-is-covered-in-a-family-s-memories Why a house in Manhattan Beach is covered in a family's memories Orhan Ayyüce 2016-02-10T12:33:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T23:22:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t9/t9trk0527pnz6li0.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After Feb. 29, when he packs the plywood portraits back into the truck and heads back to Texas, the house will be demolished and replaced by a pair of three-story condos. "It's not going to be fun when I drive off," he says, "but this is always going to be my hometown."</p></em><br /><br /><p>"Six years ago, when developers offered artist Gary Sweeney "an armored truck full of money" for his childhood home in Manhattan Beach, he turned them down. Sweeney, who currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, was content renting out the old wood-paneled beach house to surfers and letting a management company deal with repairs.</p><p>But then the airline where Sweeney worked a day job as a baggage handler offered him cash to retire. He's in his 60s now, with no children and a wife whose job as a flight attendant would make traveling the world easy and affordable. On top of that, tree roots in the yard of the house at 320 35th St. were constantly mucking up the plumbing and maintenance costs were piling high. It was time to sell. Time to retire. Time to travel and make art full-time.</p><p>Eventually the developers came knocking again and offered Sweeney "two armored trucks full of money" for the property his parents purchased for $5,400 in 1945. He accepted on one condition: He would maintain occu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai Nicholas Korody 2016-02-09T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T18:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm3oxstdapv85t9b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Graham Fink has been documenting the demolition sites of Shanghai for five years, trying to capture the state of flux during this period of rapid urbanisation. His Ballads of Shanghai exhibition is at London&rsquo;s Riflemaker gallery until Sunday.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvu4xrsuv9urlm3o.jpg"></p><p>With an eye for the juxtaposition of graphic imagery and demolition sites, Graham Fink takes fascinating images of a city under the midst of mass transformations. His camera is drawn, in particular, to remnants of street art and commercial advertisements.&nbsp;</p><p>For other depictions of the built environment, take a look at some of these featured photographers from our dedicated architectural photography series&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87542917/in-focus-andrew-prokos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Prokos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83212140/in-focus-nico-marques" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico Marques</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66165882/in-focus-yohan-zerdoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yohan Zerdoun</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/47288629/in-focus-brad-feinknopf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brad Feinknopf</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/38879033/in-focus-sam-javanrouh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Javanrouh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37361749/in-focus-franck-bohbot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franck Bohbot</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vv7w3x7xdbsgdhd5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2braaj5j4c68djyw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/seq6o4f4c1a04plz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sb/sbskusugroqwkt39.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cue86c47fs6rijj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpzdnwwwqrn44xj8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gzkhz582vbv5qvfw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi91x6npudknfc1v.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146826532/artist-creates-real-life-inception-style-photography Artist creates real-life "Inception" style photography Julia Ingalls 2016-01-28T18:33:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T12:23:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96f7og4o6wmgnkj3.jpg" width="514" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Turkish artist&nbsp;Ayd&#305;n B&uuml;y&uuml;kta&#351;&nbsp;has created warped, three dimensional photographic portraits of various cities, buildings, and landscapes around the world that bring to mind both the trippy dreamscapes of "Inception" and the curved future dwellings in "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115115397/material-witness-finale-what-apocalypse-is-made-of" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interstellar</a>." According to his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/aydinbuyuktasphotography/?fref=photo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, the works are "inspired by Edwin Abbott's book '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287888/kickstart-this-archinect-s-kickstarter-picks-for-april-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatland</a>: A Romance of Many Dimensions.'"&nbsp;Here's a sampling:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ta/ta76p0e0yjhfbhh2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7k/7kcl9zeb6j53ww2d.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/obut28kx23x1dk94.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cm8diwmbx0hdt9o1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/av/av8h2c72zv84978a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j1/j1wkk9rhpefhr9qf.jpg"></p><p>His "Parallel Universes 2" series, meanwhile, seemingly mirrors and transports its largely architectural subjects:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ru/ru0gk3z58l4f460j.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146052779/it-s-about-recognizing-someone-as-existing-photo-exhibit-depicts-l-a-s-homelessness-crisis "It’s about recognizing someone as existing": Photo exhibit depicts L.A.'s homelessness crisis Justine Testado 2016-01-19T11:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T21:10:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkl4tedldg80e9sq.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles-based designers Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa recently collaborated in a photo exhibition titled "HOME(less)". Currently at the University of Southern California, the exhibition spotlights L.A.'s ongoing homelessness crisis in an interestingly positive manner. Borges and Nwankpa took a moment with Archinect to give more details into their project.</p><p><strong>Read the full Archinect feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p>More about homelessness in L.A.:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144421098/la-s-freeway-system-is-becoming-an-increasingly-crowded-neighborhood-for-the-city-s-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's freeway system is becoming an increasingly crowded 'neighborhood' for the city's homeless</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124832288/low-income-housing-in-los-angeles-a-look-at-the-past-present-and-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Low-income housing in Los Angeles: A look at the past, present and future</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles to declare homelessness in the city an 'emergency' and pledge $100 million</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128653102/in-los-angeles-homelessness-is-becoming-more-visible" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Los Angeles, homelessness is becoming more visible</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146044719/subterranean-theme-park-photographer-richard-john-seymour-captures-the-new-life-inside-an-ancient-transylvanian-salt-mine Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T15:11:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T12:00:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c92728b472c6bb18aa306cfacd70c6e8.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deep in the Transylvanian countryside lies an ancient salt mine dating back over two millennia. Today Salina Turda has become an unlikely tourist attraction, with thousands of visitors descending its vertical shafts each year to play mini-golf, go bowling and row around its underground lake. [...] British photographer Richard John Seymour recently travelled to Salina Turda in his quest to document human-altered landscapes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135124382/chinese-fun-photographer-stefano-cerio-captures-the-eerie-side-of-empty-amusement-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chinese Fun: Photographer Stefano Cerio captures the eerie side of empty amusement parks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145287035/odd-beauty-downtown-s-o-paulo-through-the-lens-of-felipe-russo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odd beauty: downtown S&atilde;o Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141904862/photographer-captures-the-beauty-of-beirut-s-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the beauty of Beirut's architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145287035/odd-beauty-downtown-s-o-paulo-through-the-lens-of-felipe-russo Odd beauty: downtown São Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo Alexander Walter 2016-01-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:04:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7e9e2a51332ba345cd3df1e67089307b.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Felipe Russo, photographer who lives and works in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil dedicated a photoseries titled Centro, to this vibrant and complex city. Felipe Russo focuses on nearly invisible objects spotted in urban space. He analyses coincidentally captured oddments to decode zeitgeist of a modern city. A plastic bag, brick, cardboard box or zoomed-in cobblestone hidden between business centers, skyscrapers and modern buildings became subjects of surreal compositions.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3d/3donbyet6ayqudd0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9y/9y3011os5fxwbdah.jpg"></p><p>Photos from the series <em>Centro</em> by Felipe Russo.</p><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108715365/articulating-space-the-architecture-of-the-s-o-paulo-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Articulating Space: The Architecture of the S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108433337/the-ruins-of-congonhas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ruins of Congonhas</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112435990/relocation-or-adaptation-s-o-paulo-nears-collapse-as-drought-continues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: S&atilde;o Paulo Nears Collapse as Drought Continues</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144578495/ai-weiwei-documents-life-in-greek-refugee-camp-on-social-media Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media Alexander Walter 2015-12-30T14:12:00-05:00 >2015-12-30T16:00:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvzw3cdyh3in42ue.jpg" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is visiting Lesbos to document the plight of thousands of refugees who arrive daily on the Greek island by boat from Turkey. For the past two days, Ai has been photographing orange rubber dinghies coming into shore, families huddled around fires, people queuing to register at the Moria refugee camp and piles of discarded lifejackets, among other scenes [...] It is understood Ai will be creating a work in response to the refugee crisis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are just a few of Ai Weiwei's recent photos from the Lesbos refugee camp; giving a human face to people and entire families escaping war and persecution in their home countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, as well as documenting humanitarian workers, such as the Norwegian group, Drop in the Ocean.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/el78wcyqp3ejhk45.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wm/wmls8ufi41bo1z3j.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jn/jnjbxwkzpwu33f31.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkgb37b9egqnxsl9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xr/xrri380fstu7ysxa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k0/k0qqho7nwg4r7fgz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eqkijuexjvfpm1qc.jpg"></p><p>All photos by Ai Weiwei via&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/aiww/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@aiww</a>&nbsp;on Instagram.</p><p>Related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126380297/ai-weiwei-jacob-appelbaum-and-the-dissident-experience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei, Jacob Appelbaum and the dissident experience</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140068061/the-vast-majority-of-syrian-refugees-are-seeking-refuge-in-cities-not-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The vast majority of Syrian refugees are seeking refuge in cities, not camps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136280311/refugees-welcome-the-airbnb-for-refugees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Refugees Welcome: the "Airbnb for Refugees"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144056375/the-camera-of-the-future-may-be-lensless The camera of the future may be lensless Nicholas Korody 2015-12-23T14:23:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:36:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9j/9j2xy67hf19blg7z.jpg" width="514" height="712" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The optics of the camera obscura ha&shy;ve faithfully served photographers for ages. The recipe has been simple: a lens, aperture, dark box and something to record the light. But the camera as we know it is changing. A revolution in digital imaging research could surpass the camera obscura in almost every technical way... It&rsquo;s called computational photography, and it stems from the idea that if you can capture visual data instead of a true image, then the picture can be reconstructed with software.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architecture in the age of photoshop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142823587/architecture-in-the-age-of-photoshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in the age of photoshop</a></li><li><a title="Wim Wenders discusses the role of architecture and landscape in his films" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138492312/wim-wenders-discusses-the-role-of-architecture-and-landscape-in-his-films" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wim Wenders discusses the role of architecture and landscape in his films</a></li><li><a title="Between Two and Three Dimensions: Panelists Discuss the Relationship Between Architecture and Photographic Representation at the LA Photo Fair 2014 " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118813755/between-two-and-three-dimensions-panelists-discuss-the-relationship-between-architecture-and-photographic-representation-at-the-la-photo-fair-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Between Two and Three Dimensions: Panelists Discuss the Relationship Between Architecture and Photographic Representation at the LA Photo Fair 2014</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142981875/get-a-glimpse-of-the-eyetime-2015-winners-photos Get a glimpse of the EyeTime 2015 winners' photos Justine Testado 2015-12-09T15:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T23:57:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1qid967xmy28whqu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Morpholio held another successful EyeTime photography competition! The popular contest for designers was established by photographers, professors and students to highlight the ongoing research and investigation brewing within today's emerging design talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Young professionals and students submitted their work to the guest jury (which included Archinect and Bustler founder Paul Petrunia). The public also had the opportunity to participate in picking the winning entries.</p><p>Take a gander at some of this year's winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w7/w7vkltpaggqkqd1j.jpg"><br>&uarr; EMERGING TALENT - JURY WINNER: Jiawei Zhou - "Invisible City"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gs/gspn0n308ifg32hh.jpg"><br>&uarr; EMERGING TALENT - JURY WINNER: Turjoy Chowdhury - "Nepal Quake Aftermath"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1q/1qid967xmy28whqu.jpg"><br>&uarr; EMERGING TALENT - JURY WINNER: Vanessa Vettorello - "Bollywood Talkies"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x6/x69om5by3yviiwrl.jpg"><br>&uarr; EMERGING TALENT - PUBLIC WINNER: Yew Kiat Soh - "First Class"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yzlhlnr4qazorxgp.jpg"><br>&uarr; FUTURE VOICES - JURY WINNER: Md Shahnewaz Khan - "Fallen Stars"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rw/rw4356x10wt7lxgi.jpg"><br>&uarr; JESSICA LUM AWARD WINNER: Emese Benko - "#opentheborders"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/48/48yekqwhw55oacvg.jpg"><br>&uarr; SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Luca Laghetti - "Sometimes you need to be brave"</p><p>See more of the winners on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/eyetime_2015_winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142823587/architecture-in-the-age-of-photoshop Architecture in the age of photoshop Nicholas Korody 2015-12-07T14:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T18:42:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5chjtxiaf5bfjnwm.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architectural photography is supposed to be different from the airbrushed images of nude women that are about to disappear from the centerfold of Playboy magazine. But what if an edited photograph of a building doesn't just crop out visual clutter like street lights but alters the contours of the building itself? What should we think about an architectural award that was bestowed on the basis of such a doctored image?</p></em><br /><br /><p>In his column, Kamin scrutinizes the recent awarding of an honor award to El Centro, a building designed by Juan Moreno, by the Chicago branch of the AIA. Apparently, the architects provided the jurors with a photoshopped image of the building, notably erasing the clunky air circulation machines that crowd its roof and disturb its silhouette. With its regional awards, the AIA, unlike the Pritzker and other awards, does not mandate <em>in situ</em> inspection by jurors &ndash; or at least, up to now.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mot9zveq0opcpzhp.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141904862/photographer-captures-the-beauty-of-beirut-s-architecture Photographer captures the beauty of Beirut's architecture Nicholas Korody 2015-11-25T15:36:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T01:31:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fk/fkruc15l78wgjdad.jpg" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many in the west too often think of Beirut as a city scarred by war and terror. But the capital of Lebanon is a beautiful, modern city, one utterly remade after the country&rsquo;s civil war ended in 1990. Gleaming skyscrapers tower over historic and pre-war modernist architecture, drenched in color and bathed in sunlight. It provides no end of inspiration for Serge Najjar, whose gorgeous photos of the city fill his Instagram.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tm/tm356aw4inu50m39.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yt/yts13jtdexsk5sg7.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141283728/a-lean-and-sneakily-ambitious-show-christopher-hawthorne-reviews-wayne-thom-s-retrospective-at-wuho-gallery "A lean and sneakily ambitious show," Christopher Hawthorne reviews Wayne Thom's retrospective at WUHO Gallery Nicholas Korody 2015-11-17T13:59:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T23:13:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/cktyttdk3w31bx2n.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You're familiar with pretty much every phase of Julius Shulman's long career as an architectural photographer. You started following the globe-trotting Iwan Baan on Instagram way before he became a design-world celebrity. You can't recommend Ezra Stoller's black-and-white pictures of midcentury Manhattan highly enough. But Wayne Thom? The name may draw a blank.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/th/thw1m8ekqk4y3u0i.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p0pdr5fvin00ota.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sgykpidgv1cf6cvn.jpg"><br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tu/tuvp3pbk03j5u7kl.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140958669/the-new-monument-men-with-3d-cameras-and-gps-data-against-cultural-annihilation-in-syria-and-beyond The new Monument Men: with 3D cameras and GPS data against cultural annihilation in Syria and beyond Alexander Walter 2015-11-12T19:00:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:40:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z8/z8kwvv96bsb6l562.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That&rsquo;s why a team from the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) is turning to the next best option&mdash;using technology to protect cultural heritage. Founded in 2012 by Roger Michel, IDA is a joint effort between Harvard University and Oxford University to create an open-source database of high-resolution images and three-dimensional graphics of things like paper and papyrus documents, epigraphs and small artifacts. Work on what IDA has named the Million Image Database began in early 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/95ryi215hh3z9hu6.jpg"></p><p>The photo shows the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135031859/isis-blows-up-2-000-year-old-baalshamin-temple-in-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baal Shamin temple</a> prior to its destruction. Volunteers of the&nbsp;Institute for Digital Archaeology were able to digitally archive the 2,000-year-old&nbsp;structure for the&nbsp;<a href="http://digitalarchaeology.org.uk/new-page/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Million Image Database</a> project just in time before <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127649418/isis-militants-seize-control-of-ancient-syrian-city-of-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS fighters seized control</a> of Palmyra's historic site.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138261747/isis-militants-have-reportedly-blown-up-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS militants have reportedly blown up Palmyra's Arch of Triumph</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135031859/isis-blows-up-2-000-year-old-baalshamin-temple-in-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS blows up 2,000-year-old Baalshamin temple in Palmyra</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121736292/isis-continues-destruction-of-ancient-artefacts-burns-mosul-library-smashes-antique-statues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS continues destruction of ancient artefacts, burns Mosul library, smashes antique statues</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103117907/pbs-premiere-of-time-scanners-brings-3d-digital-preservation-technology-to-a-wider-audience" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS' premiere of "Time Scanners" brings 3D digital preservation technology to a wider audience</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140878328/beacons-in-the-sky-photographer-carolyn-russo-celebrates-the-architecture-of-airport-towers Beacons in the sky: photographer Carolyn Russo celebrates the architecture of airport towers Alexander Walter 2015-11-11T14:22:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:11:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fd8a0775f2be9af986fc85cf88da61b.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo first found herself drawn to air traffic control towers in 2006 on a flight into LaGuardia when she first studied the architectural details and circular windows of that now inactive structure [...] I viewed each tower as both an essential aviation artifact and a vessel with a powerful presence&mdash;watching over the vastness of the airport and sky; a non-judgmental cultural greeter [...] In the presence of the tower, I sensed the complex orchestration of humans</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ac/acfd5f709dec91f628d410a02c2d308f.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Airport Tower at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fe/fe8f7e87d14366438c9be8e206468727.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Airport Tower at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Sweden.</p><p>See more photos from Carolyn Russo's new book&nbsp;<em>The Art of the Airport Tower</em> (Smithsonian Books, 2015) and read an interview with her over at <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/appreciating-art-and-architecture-worlds-airport-towers-180957196/?no-ist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smithsonian.com</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136956774/eero-saarinen-s-dormant-jfk-terminal-to-become-jet-blue-hotel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen's dormant JFK terminal to become Jet Blue hotel</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132415988/fancy-48m-animal-terminal-to-open-in-jfk-airport-next-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130715505/north-korean-architect-of-new-pyongyang-airport-reportedly-executed-by-kim-jong-un" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Korean architect of new Pyongyang airport reportedly executed by Kim Jong Un</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140339428/gorgeous-long-exposure-shots-of-the-montreal-metro Gorgeous long-exposure shots of the Montreal Metro Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-03T13:16:00-05:00 >2015-11-06T18:21:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8dh4f9c4mq10l2se.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is the work of Canadian architectural photographer Chris Forsyth who has been sharing his pictures on Instagram, looking to show how beautiful design is all around us. [...] "What draws me to the architecture in the metro system is its variety from station to station. I love the colours, the architectural styles and influences, and above all its very bold graphic appearance." [...] Forsyth uses long exposures to blur the motion and to remove traces of people passing through the shot.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more work by the architectural photographer, you can follow Chris Forsyth on Instagram&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/chrismforsyth/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@chrismforsyth</a>, with more shots of the Montreal Metro through #mtlmetroproject. View a selection of photos below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2t/2tky7iygodynbuv4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9q/9qsmkzml6ixkqeq6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wnyyn2bq7fjjcigq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8y/8y46qxhppefrr28g.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137427920/photographing-5-000-pubs-in-london Photographing 5,000+ pubs in London Julia Ingalls 2015-09-25T05:44:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:13:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4ptwk5f1pawnslll.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the past seven years, Ewan has been painstakingly researching London's pubs, both past and present, cataloguing them and taking photos before uploading details to his online database Pubology...his mission is to photograph every pub in London &ndash; although, as he tells me, it's difficult to know just how close he is to that goal.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Estimating the total number of pubs in London at somewhere around 5,000, photographer Ewan Munro has tried to draw some distinctions to limit the scope of his massive project. For example, how does one define <a href="http://salaries.archinect.com/poll/results/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, and how does one define a pub versus a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59513593/budapest-s-ruin-bars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bar</a>?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/od/odbj1bwk7ehrtjcf.jpg"></p><p>From historic, centuries-old establishments to modern shipping container drinkeries, Munro has managed to assemble an impressive architectural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82949/search-the-life-photo-archive-on-google-images" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archive</a> of pub photos: cheers to that.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xapznbpd9csgsdne.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136902980/pedro-e-guerrero-spotlighted-in-latest-episode-of-pbs-american-masters-premiering-sept-18 Pedro E. Guerrero spotlighted in latest episode of PBS' "American Masters", premiering Sept. 18 Justine Testado 2015-09-18T09:32:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T23:39:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ze/ze96ak4u4ko4oma1.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Photographers who shoot the work of famous artists are rarely celebrated in their own right...'Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer&rsquo;s Journey'...tracks the career of Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012), a Mexican American photographer from Mesa, Arizona, who, at age 22, got his first job taking photos for Wright during the construction of his Taliesin West complex...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a preview of the documentary below.</p><p>More about architectural photography on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Pedro Guerrero, FLW's photographer, Dies at 95" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57281940/pedro-guerrero-flw-s-photographer-dies-at-95" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro Guerrero, FLW's photographer, Dies at 95</a></p><p><a title="Pedro E. Guerrero: Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/43136167/pedro-e-guerrero-frank-lloyd-wright-s-photographer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guerrero: Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer</a></p><p><a title="H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet celebrates first U.S. exhibit at WUHO with the 2015 Julius Shulman Institute Photography Award</a></p><p><a title="Uncle Wolfgang" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122679177/uncle-wolfgang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncle Wolfgang</a></p><p><a title='"Building Images" exhibition revives the power of imagery in architecture ' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117975345/building-images-exhibition-revives-the-power-of-imagery-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Building Images" exhibition revives the power of imagery in architecture</a></p><p><a title="How Iwan Baan Became the Most Wanted Photographer in Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97177157/how-iwan-baan-became-the-most-wanted-photographer-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Iwan Baan Became the Most Wanted Photographer in Architecture</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135884542/new-photo-book-documents-the-beautifully-outlandish-architecture-of-soviet-bus-stops New photo book documents the beautifully outlandish architecture of Soviet bus stops Alexander Walter 2015-09-04T14:46:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T15:34:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7eg13qg23wganm10.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In western Europe, the bus stop is the most humble of building types, a meanly utilitarian structure that adds little or nothing to the roadside. But in the old Soviet empire, from the shores of the Black Sea to the Kazakh steppe, the norm is &ldquo;wild going on savage&rdquo;, as Jonathan Meades writes in a beautiful new photobook featuring 159 bus stops, each illuminating &ldquo;the Soviet empire&rsquo;s taste for the utterly fantastical&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqukdupr1p5c1bcf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hlfzfmg5nadobhkj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1p/1pbu4oldkwq8czot.jpg"></p><p>Find more of these beauties photographed by Christopher Herwig for the new book <em>Soviet Bus Stops</em>&nbsp;over at <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/02/soviet-superpower-why-russia-has-the-worlds-most-beautiful-bus-stops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Guardian</em></a>.</p><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85996105/world-class-architects-design-bus-stops-in-austria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Class Architects Design Bus Stops in Austria</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52606703/high-tech-bus-stop-in-paris-by-patrick-jouin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Tech Bus Stop in Paris by Patrick Jouin</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135124382/chinese-fun-photographer-stefano-cerio-captures-the-eerie-side-of-empty-amusement-parks Chinese Fun: Photographer Stefano Cerio captures the eerie side of empty amusement parks Alexander Walter 2015-08-25T18:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:34:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00emeqzb203dsc7v.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Stefano Cerio's series &ldquo;Chinese Fun,&rdquo; he explores the facades of amusement without an audience&rsquo;s reaction. The photographer enters areas built for fun and leisure in the off months or closing hours, exploring the absurdity that creeps into the architecture of entertainment when there is no one to enjoy it but a single camera.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm6kjz5ecgcw2ooq.jpg"></p><p>Shijingshang Park-Beijing</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z6/z692t7xsq9vn87vv.jpg"></p><p>Shanghai Happy Valley-Shanghai</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3usrk6265m0ce81.jpg"></p><p>Water Cube-Beijing. Photo by by Stefano Cerio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6ydt1m3gn5p3ixmn.jpg"></p><p>Cover of Stefano Cerio's recently released book, <em>Chinese Fun</em>. Click <a href="https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/chinese-fun-empty-theme-parks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more of the series.</p><p><em>All photos by Stefano Cerio.</em></p><p>In other recent amusement/bemusement-park news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134184746/dense-denser-hong-kong-alex-nimmo-captures-the-patterns-of-a-crowded-metropolis Dense, Denser, Hong Kong: Alex Nimmo captures the patterns of a crowded metropolis Alexander Walter 2015-08-13T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-15T16:48:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qof0ybihktb65xgl.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. To accommodate a rapidly growing number of inhabitants in a limited area of land, the emphasis is on space efficiency &ndash; which often translates into extremes of verticality and compact living. Alex Nimmo grew up in the English countryside but moved to Hong Kong three years ago. The contrast, as you might imagine, was sharp.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6ojcva1xlhh95ky3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Bel Air</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef7gewc0eq5v7dua.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Sheung Wan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcbazmnckdbzt56c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Quarry Bay</p><p><em>All images by&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/alexnimmo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@alexnimmo</a> on Instagram.</em></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109792318/hong-kong-tops-bloomberg-s-list-of-most-crowded-cities-by-2025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong tops Bloomberg's list of "Most Crowded Cities" by 2025</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104789294/asia-s-richest-man-is-building-hong-kong-apartments-barely-bigger-than-a-prison-cell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asia&rsquo;s richest man is building Hong Kong apartments barely bigger than a prison cell</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104172202/vertical-horizon-2nd-edition-romain-jacquet-lagreze-s-cityscapes-of-hong-kong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Horizon 2nd Edition: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's cityscapes of Hong Kong</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134027043/admire-the-diversity-of-african-vernacular-architecture-in-this-growing-online-database Admire the diversity of African vernacular architecture in this growing online database Justine Testado 2015-08-11T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf70r9wh8vtzsb33.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jon] Sojkowski worries that these building types, made with materials that are abundant in Africa and sustainable, will soon be lost to history because of a misconception that they are inefficient, outdated and only used by the poor. At one point during his research, he met a man who told him he wanted a Western-style metal roof. 'I asked him why, and he said, &lsquo;Because then I would be somebody,' Sojkowski recalls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since architect Jon Sojkowski launched his <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African vernacular architecture database</a> last year, he has amassed a broad range of photos showcasing the traditional building techniques and materials from 48 countries. <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/contact-submit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo submissions</a> are also welcome.</p><p>You can also check out video clips from Sojkowski's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/africanarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121971507/a-look-at-africa-s-modernist-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture</a></p><p><a title="Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430634/toshiko-mori-designs-pro-bono-a-new-artists-residency-in-senegal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal</a></p><p><a title='Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start</a></p><p><a title="Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98959683/apartheid-ended-20-years-ago-so-why-is-cape-town-still-a-paradise-for-the-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?</a></p><p><a title="Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016006/cape-town-to-house-new-contemporary-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132332198/left-to-rot-abandoned-swedish-mid-century-modern-homes Left to rot: abandoned Swedish mid-century modern homes Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-20T13:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cc/cc0121fee20b247a24689bfd5a5a0659.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swedish furniture designer and architect, Bruno Mathsson, built two summer houses between 1960 and 1965, that have slowly decayed into disrepair. Mikael Olsson has photographed both houses over the past decade [for his] book, Sodrakull Frosakull.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Bruno Mathsson's furniture designs are perhaps most recognizable by their mixture of curved wood and woven textile, and his architecture led Sweden's modernism movement. Two of his major works are his own homes, Fr&ouml;sakull and S&ouml;drakull, for which Olsson's book is named.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aq1nd3zgfovjvw2z.jpg"></p><p>Take a peek inside the abandoned homes by perusing a selection of&nbsp;photos from <em>Sodrakul Frosakull:</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d594412011df602fc051a07fab659f49.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3d/3da0e6dbce00d51a2703dd043318a9e6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8bf7e23b74e50b67b4f53ade2be128.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc486ba2b43074aa91bb09c70598eb55.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131950074/two-of-a-kind-photographer-robin-hill-contemplates-the-farnsworth-house-and-glass-house-simultaneously Two of a kind: photographer Robin Hill contemplates the Farnsworth House and Glass House simultaneously Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-15T17:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/of34z52gyrhqxrsz.jpg" width="514" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Naturally paired, but too quickly equated. Photographer Robin Hill takes on the iconic and somewhat contending Farnsworth House and Glass House in his photo series, "<a href="http://sidebyside.photoshelter.com/#!/portfolio/G0000ao4ebepAYSY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Side by Side: The Glass Houses of Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson</a>". With eighteen magazine-ready spreads, Hill matches shots of each house as a &ldquo;dyptych&rdquo;, often aligned to show how one house&rsquo;s element can be extended into the other, but with clear atmospheric differences. Other shots are paired by their similar perspectives, or proportional beauty &ndash; the hinge of the dyptychs serving as the axis of symmetry between the two houses.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezcwiqlslotizu3n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/un9utppx331ao6pe.jpg"></p><p>The gaze in these photos isn&rsquo;t critical &ndash; the goal doesn&rsquo;t seem to be to declare a winner in the Glass House battle. Instead the pairings have a composed distance that seems genuinely concerned with illustrating the buildings&rsquo; co-evolutionary existence. The series takes a fresh look at these iconic, historical buildings to consider why they appear so similar in the first place, and then bri...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130180521/photographing-public-art-and-architecture-in-the-eu-may-soon-cost-you Photographing public art and architecture in the EU may soon cost you Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-22T18:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T07:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v683ymjt14nozl1r.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A report proposing major changes to copyright laws in the EU has been adopted by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee (JURI) [...] [An] amendment was adopted that stated "commercial use of recordings of works in public spaces should require express permission from the rightsholders." [German Pirate Party rapporteur Julia] Reda said this "could threaten the work of documentary filmmakers and the legality of commercial photo-sharing platforms."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The EU may soon require stricter permissions be met for any visual representation of public art and architecture. So-called&nbsp;"Freedom of Panorama" refers to a set of provisions in copyright law, that allows someone to create and publish images of a piece of art or architecture that's permanently located in the public space, regardless of its existing copyright provisions. The provisions are adopted to varying degrees in different countries &ndash; in the US, only buildings are protected under FOP, and in the EU, FOP provisions depend on whether the image is for commercial use or not, as well as the kind of object being photographed.</p><p>But soon, the EU may decide to effectively abolish FOP. On July 9, European Parliament will vote on an amended version of its copyright provisions, that states any/all copyright permissions for a piece of public art or architecture <em>must</em>&nbsp;be met when someone publishes an image of it with any potential commercial use. Learn more about the basis and future of FOP pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129788605/photographer-captures-the-landscapes-of-the-middle-east-s-brutal-building-sites Photographer captures the landscapes of the Middle East's 'brutal building sites' Nicholas Korody 2015-06-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:21:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xlwjq5punhdyerd0.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When most people think of the Arabian peninsula, they think of the opulent man-made islands of Dubai and that city&rsquo;s sparking, futuristic towers... But with his series Crossings, Arko Datto&nbsp;shifts the attention to the millions of migrant workers from throughout Asia who are building these structures. Datto used Google Maps and Google Earth to capture the vast highways, sprawling&nbsp;landscapes, and grand projects that laborers have built under conditions that border on slavery.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The work deals with the issue in a fairly abstract/tangential way,&rdquo; Datto told Wired Magazine. &ldquo;The total lack of human presence in the images is symbolic of the anonymity, facelessness, and lack of representation that the migrant workers suffer.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nzr0tk3bma5jstq3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pg2lmyizpizkyx9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/we83cipchdg1t00t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acz7qew3iaghvn4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wo1yev3sglo27bce.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avxa4pi6878ez1de.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129348668/photographer-roland-fischer-captures-the-patterns-of-globalization Photographer Roland Fischer captures the patterns of globalization Alexander Walter 2015-06-11T20:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:52:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81urx7svabm9hb8u.jpg" width="514" height="740" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>You might be unsure of exactly what you&rsquo;re looking at when you first see the images in Roland Fischer&rsquo;s series &ldquo;Facades.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;I noticed all these new buildings mushrooming everywhere, giving the impression that they could as well be from any other major town in the world,&rdquo; Fischer wrote via email. &ldquo;I thought that this was a new urban visual experience, a consequence naturally of the then still new process of globalization.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b5/b5s0dkp1jpln9xzu.jpg"></p><p><em>Cicil Street, Singapore, 2002, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jct3dbu00coh7527.jpg"></p><p><em>Highschool, Utrecht, 2013, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/eg8ngitvircxruul.jpg"></p><p><em>Suntory Tokyo, 2014, 180 x 125cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym5rgvl5iudn67f0.jpg"></p><p><em>Bank of America, Atlanta, 2005, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mg/mgvfsaxpb2znr0d5.jpg"></p><p><em>WTC, NY, 1999, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6scktb4ypzg039z.jpg"></p><p><em>Birmingham (day), 2007, 180 x 125 cm (71 x 49 1/4 inches)</em></p><p>To learn more about Roland Fischer's <em>Facades </em>series, click <a href="http://www.rolandfischer.com/facades/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128792863/how-the-bronx-breaks-new-york-s-grid How the Bronx breaks New York's grid Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T14:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T00:04:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7268447dab8b5db9110fb7e72af5000.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Walking in New York can at times feel a little too&nbsp;smooth: the rationality of the grid and subtle grade changes conspire to hide the natural terrain beneath all that asphalt and concrete. That&rsquo;s not the case in the Bronx, the city&rsquo;s mainland toehold, where topography is at play like nowhere else in this archipelago metropolis. [...] It was with this conspicuous role of the Bronx&rsquo;s topography in mind that we approached Kris Graves, a New York-based photographer [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/127541985/new-photos-of-e-fay-jones-thorncrown-chapel-unveiled-to-mark-35th-anniversary New photos of E. Fay Jones' Thorncrown Chapel unveiled to mark 35th anniversary Justine Testado 2015-05-19T15:29:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T13:20:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phvk97pvlqylolxm.jpg" width="514" height="788" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Concealed within the forest landscape of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas, the acclaimed Thorncrown Chapel will celebrate its 35th anniversary this summer. Designed by E. Fay Jones, who was commissioned by retired schoolteacher Jim Reed, the 48 ft. tall chapel boasts 425 windows and over 6,000 sq. ft of glass, and it became widely recognized for its organic "Ozark Gothic" style when it first opened on July 10, 1980.</p><p>To mark the Thorncrown Chapel's anniversary, architect-turned-photographer <a href="http://www.randallconnaughton.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Randall Connaughton</a> from Atlanta began an ongoing photography series of the wood-and-glass structure last year in what he described is "an effort to add new depth to the visual record of Thorncrown Chapel and bring its transcendent experience to a wide audience."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nq/nq0dfy880xjz2q7c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0za66nes80lux0oz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wj7tpm37obw64lv2.jpg"></p><p>Thorncrown is the backdrop to countless wedding photos, but according to the Chapel organization, Connaughton's snapshots are the "first professionally produced photos of their kind" since 1980 -- when those photos that first contributed to ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126885501/the-evolution-of-street-photography-in-the-instagram-age The evolution of street photography in the Instagram age Alexander Walter 2015-05-07T13:06:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:05:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hmpff7kupvpo3ws.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instagram may very well have enabled a whole generation of false artisans&mdash;and even encouraged clich&eacute; street imagery by promoting hashtags like #middleoftheroad and #strideby through its Weekend Hashtag Project&mdash;but the effect may not be so terrible. Quoted in The Telegraph in 2011, Teru Kuwayama, a photojournalist who is now photo community manager at Facebook, compared the rise of Instagram to the advent of electronic music, both of which stimulated &ldquo;amateur expression.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/126048642/photographer-serge-najjar-captures-the-duel-between-man-and-architecture Photographer Serge Najjar captures the "duel" between Man and Architecture Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T22:12:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5ah2m3tsvf3agiga.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The work of Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar shows a striking mix of vibrant colors and stark architectural geometry. His pictures generally feature a small, lone figure in the midst of an overpowering backdrop, giving an impression of man&rsquo;s smallness as he moves through the world he&rsquo;s created &mdash; an inverted power relationship in which the man-made dominates the maker.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>